Professor Paul Howe
Emeritus Professor in Theoretical Physics
Professor Howe obtained his PhD at Lancaster University and after postdocs at Gothenburg and CERN joined King's College in 1982. He was one of the founding members of the Theoretical Physics Group where he has been active until his retirement in 2009. He continues his research as an emeritus professor.
His main research achievements are the formulation of actions for spinning particles and strings; proofs of perturbative finiteness of various supersymmetric field theories. Formulation of supergravity theories in superspace, particularly N=8 D=4 supergravity, type D=10 type IIB and D=11 supergravity. Geometry of branes, particularly M5 brane.
- Superconformal geometry for spacetimes of various dimensions.
- Killing and Killing-Yano tensors and applications to field theories.